CarrieSue ... what worked for me when Ky was getting into everything and I needed to get something done (i.e. clean bird cages LOL) ... outside for a 20-30 minute session of rough and tumble play, tug, etc. Just burning off that energy. Then, back in the house, and I'd crate her so I could do what I needed to do.
Once I was done what I needed to do, back out of the crate and then take it from there. I learned very quickly with Kyleigh at THAT age, that if I really needed something to get done, she couldn't be underfoot, or even there.
I discovered, with Kyleigh anyway, that if she wasn't paying attention to me, then do something that would burn the energy, and then go back to what I wanted her to do (focus, whatever). It's tough when they are so young because all they want to do is play play play!
Now, it's so not an issue, and I'm very happy she has grown up LOL
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